Wunderkammer Show: Last Weekend!

Thanks again to everyone who came out to the opening of our team’s first gallery show, Wunderkammer: Cabinet of Curiosity.  It’s a curated selection of science-based art and craft, it’s a really fun show!

If you weren’t able to join us for the opening and haven’t popped in to take a look at the amazing work by local artists and artisans, this is the last call.  Show closes May 28th, which is this sunday.

Show hours are:
Tuesdays: 11 am – 4 pm
Wednesdays through Sundays: noon to 6 pm
The Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery, 906 Queen St W

Wordless Wednesday 24.05.17

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One Journal: Two Sizes

Introducing the Medium-Sized Leather Journal!  (Cousin to the regular-sized Leather Journal).  Some of you have seen these in person at shows, but this is the first time they’ve been available online.

I’ve been working hard on streamlining my leather journal collection, which has gone through many different phases over the years.  These are my favourite to date.  They’re simple, beautiful, practical and robust.  3 colours, two sizes, easy peasy!

See the full collection here.

Learn the Coptic Stitch

In less than a week I’ll be offering the next Sprouts Press bookbinding workshop over at Toronto’s First Post Office, which is also a museum!

What: Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Workshop
When: Thursday May 25, 6pm – 9pm
Where: Toronto’s First Post Office, 260 Adelaide St East, Toronto

Sound like fun?  Go here to register!

NOTE: If you’ve missed the registration for this class, or simply cannot attend this day, never fear!  There are more bookbinding workshops scheduled for June.  Go here to see the full roster.

Wunderkammer Show

Image: Ele Willoughby

This past saturday was the opening for the group show I’m in: Wunderkammer: The Cabinet of Curiosity.  It was curated by the Captain of the Toronto Etsy Street Team and all pieces included are of a science/nature theme.  I’m so proud to have one of my artists books (and paintings!) alongside so many other talented makers.  Scroll through the photos for a quick sampling of the work on display.

Image: Ele Willoughby

Image: Ele Willoughby

If you weren’t able to make the opening, don’t worry!  The show runs from now till May 28 at The Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery, 906 Queen St West, Toronto

Show hours are:
Tuesdays: 11 am – 4 pm
Wednesdays through Sundays: noon to 6 pm

For more information and to see the website, go here.

Wordless Wednesday 17.05.17

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Bookbinding Class at Paperhouse Studio

Something new for Sprouts Press is about to start!  I’ll be teaching two workshops in a new space: Paperhouse Studios!  This is a gorgeous, light-filled studio where all sorts of paper arts and creativity happens.  If you haven’t been there before and you’ve signed up for this class, it’s worth arriving a bit early to get a tea, check out the Koffler Gallery and the general community of the building.

An excerpt from the course description:
“Students will be introduced to the basics of decorating cover paper with acrylic paint and a variety of tools.  Followed by a quick introduction to bookbinding and the tools of the trade, students will then learn the Longstitch/Linkstitch bookbinding technique and incorporate the decorated papers.”

When:  Saturday June 10, 2017  11am – 3pm
Where: Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St., Toronto
Sound good?  Go here to learn more & register!

Bookbinding Workshop in Toronto’s 1st Post Office Museum!

Join me at Toronto’s First Post Office (a working post office & museum!!) for an evening of bookbinding fun!

Learn how to make your own Hard Cover Coptic Journal with Carolyn of Sprouts Press Designs. We’ll cover the basics of bookbinding, go over the tools of the trade and then learn how to put it all together into a beautiful handcrafted journal.

What: Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Workshop
When: Thursday May 25, 6pm – 9pm
Where: Toronto’s First Post Office, 260 Adelaide St East, Toronto

Sound like fun?  Go here to register!

Wunderkammer Show

I’ll be part of a group show, Wunderkammer: The Cabinet of Curiosities, at the new Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery, running May 11 – 28!  It’s the gallery’s first group art show, and my first art gallery show in many years.  I’m really looking forward to it and hope you’ll join us at the opening (details below).

About the show:
“This art – or science art – show, is inspired by the Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosity, the immense, eccentric, encyclopedic natural history collections gathered by collectors since the Renaissance. Cabinets of Curiosities featured treasured zoological, botanical, anatomical, fossil and gem specimen, collected by early citizen scientists. WUNDERKAMMER features original sculptures, drawings, hand-bound books, prints, paintings, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, generative and multimedia specimen of natural and unnatural history on all scales, from the microscopic to the macroscopic.”

Where: Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery, 906 Queen St. W., Toronto
When: May 11 – 28, 2017.  Opening reception is this saturday, May 13, 6pm – 10pm.  RSVP here to attend the opening.

For more information, please see the gallery website here.